Boomer Esiason, from the NFL on CBS and co-host of the Boomer and Carton Showon WFAN, joined Holden and Danny today to discuss what’s going on around the National Football League and help preview the Redskins-Falcons game on Sunday.
Esiason was quick to heap praise on Robert Griffin III for the job he’s done so far at the helm of the Washington Redskins. Especially in the face of adversity last week after the communications device in his helmet malfunctioned on the final drive in Tampa Bay last week. Esiason even pointed how he couldn’t have had a grasp on an offense the way Griffin III has at his age.
“You meet him, you meet his parents and you talk to him and you recognize this kid has everything you want in an athlete that will be the face of your franchise.” Esiason continued, “He’s got a great smile, he’s infectious in that way, and he’s a tremendous athlete on the field. He can throw it, he can run it and the thing about it is he is not overwhelmed by the moment and he seems to flourish at that high level.”
Esiason went on to mention how he thought that Robert Griffin III would be able to do that eventually. Eventually being the key word in that sentence. However, he was beyond impressed that he is able to command the team the way he does now, as a rookie.
Robert Griffin III won’t be the only impressive Quarterback on the field on Sunday when the Redskins take on the Falcons. Atlanta has their own in Matt Ryan.
“We just passed the quarter-pole, and we have to give our quarter-pole awards and I gave Matt Ryan the MVP,” said Esiason.
Ryan and the Falcons offense have been incredibly potent so far in the season, as the Falcons are the third-highest scoring team in the NFL. The Redskins will have their hands full shutting down the Falcons.
“The Redskins have to find a way to shut down Michael Turner, Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez, and for the 31st ranked defense that will be a challenge.” Esiason said, breaking down the Falcons offense.
As for the Redskins, Esiason was not only impressed with Robert Griffin III at Quarterback, but Alfred Morris at Running Back as well.
“The Redskins are getting a lot of production out Alfred Morris, but what the Redskins are doing is pretty impressive, guys.”
The Redskins will need that production from Morris and the rest of the Redskins offense in the hopes of keeping up with the Falcons in a shootout this weekend.